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Richard Louv: Every Child Needs Nature

Humane Connection – February 14, 2012
By Marsha

Richard Louv: Every Child Needs Nature If a child never sees the stars, never has meaningful encounters with other species, never experiences the richness of nature, what happens to that child?" ~ Richard Louv A recent study noted that depictions of nature in children's books have significantly decreased. Other studies have noted how little time children spend connecting with the outside world, and just how beneficial and important it is for all of us to be in regular contact with nature. When we read about these studies the emphasis is usually on people of privilege. But what about people in economically-challenged neighborhoods and rural areas? And…
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